LOC: VA-LO: 1799 Durwin/Parsons Land Deed

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  • Title LOC: VA-LO: 1799 Durwin/Parsons Land Deed 
    Short Title LOC: VA-LO: 1799 Durwin/Parsons Land Deed 
    Author Louisa Co. VA Deed Book I 
    Call Number p. 625:  
    Repository Louisa County VA - Courthouse 
    Source ID S40 

    THIS INDENTURE made this 7th day of June 1799 between Jesse Durwin and Nancy Durwin his wife of the County of Louisa of the one part and Samuel Parsons of the said County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Jesse Durwin & Nancy for and in consideration of the sum of thirty one Dollars & fifty Cents to them in hand paid by the said Samuel Parsons the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said Samuel Parsons one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said County of Louisa containing by estimation fifteen acres and three quarters of an acre be the same more or less bounded as follows: Beginning at a corner white oak on the side of the road thence on Samuel Dabneys line South twenty four degrees west sixty six poles to sd Dabneys corner post oak in Parsons line thence on said Parsons line north thirty seven degrees west eighty poles to corner on side of the road thence the meanders of said road twenty five poles to the beginning. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land . . . .

    . . . . will warrent and forever defend the title thereof clear from the claim or demands of any person whatsoever. In Witness whereof the said Jesse Durwin & Nancy his wife hath here unto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written.

    Jesse (X) Durwin {seal}
    Nancy (X) Durwin {seal}

    Signed sealed & delivered in presence of

    John Edwards
    Benjamin (X) Grubs
    John (X) Hall
    Abslom Hall
    Linked to Jesse DARWIN 

  •  Notes 
    • In this 1799 deed, Jesse Darwin and his wife Nancy sold off 15 3/4 acres of the 100 acres, original purchased by Jesse's father William in the 1746 Hardy - Darwin Land Indenture which Jesse had inherited under the term's of William Darwin's 1785 Will.

      We originally assummed, as both Jesse and Nancy sign with an 'x', that neither were literate. However, more recent discovery of a 1785: Petition to Virginia House of Delegates, which appears to bear Jesse Darwin's signature, makes this uncertain.